Libby Trickett

(Lisbeth "Libby" Constance Trickett)

Libby Trickett
Libby Trickett
  • Born: January 28, 1985
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Athlete









Lisbeth "Libby" Constance Trickett, OAM, née Lisbeth Constance Lenton, is an Australian retired competition swimmer. She was a gold medallist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was the world record holder in the short-course (25m) 100-metre freestyle.

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I can't believe it. I'm speechless. It is amazing to see where I've come from the last two years.
I could see myself still swimming because I'm really enjoying the sport. But at the same time I have this biological clock that is ticking. Time ;Sports & Athletics
I feel good. I'm up there. I got third in the 100 'fly, I've qualified in the top eight already for the 100 freestyle.
I really would like to start a family as well. Whether I can balance the two or have to decide one or the other way, I'm not sure what will happen. Families, Children & Parenting
I went through so many things personally, emotionally and mentally during that time off that I know that I'm better for it now and I think I'm a better athlete because of that. Time
I'm a different athlete, I'm a different person.
I'm pretty confident.
I'm so over the moon that I have the opportunity to represent my country at a third Olympic Games.
It is completely surreal because two years ago I wasn't swimming, I was 10 kilos heavier and was on a completely different path in my life, I was still living in Sydney, I'm just so happy now. Life
It's so rewarding the journey that I've been on.
It's the best fifth place I've ever had.
I've probably given myself enough time to prepare for this meet and we're all different athletes so I can't take their results as what's going to be inevitable for me. Time
That's pretty rewarding in itself coming from where I started. Obviously the next goal for me is to make the Olympic team.
The fact that I am as lean as I was in 2008, I'm stronger than I was in 2008 I think I have the potential to be as fast as I was.

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